by Brian Vincent
The following blog post comes from Seth Goodrich’s Bent Rod Chronicles. I came across Seth’s blog on Facebook last summer. He posted about fishing with his father. His dad had taught him to fish and now he was teaching his dad how to kayak fish. I was impressed with Seth’s dedication to family and the desire to share his kayak fishing passion. Then a month later I read another post. Seth wrote about how proud he was of his wife, Kam, for placing at the TKAA tournament. He wrote about their partnership and how much it meant to him. Once again, he showed values that paralleled mine and Appomattox River Company’s. We appreciate when folks celebrate the relationships they have, and especially when they cultivate those relationships while paddling. Good people do that and it’s what the PaddleVa family is all about.
So I asked Seth to be a part of the PaddleVa Family Project and I’m hoping to include some stuff from his wife, Kamaron, as well. Both Seth and Kamaron seem easy with a smile and dedicated to having fun, and that is at the core of what we’re looking to do with the Project and the new, upcoming website. We are very psyched to have them on board, representing the angling side of the Family. Thanks guys!
First Trips in the Trident
- Seth Goodrich
Those of you who know me, know that I have been paddling a Malibu Kayak for years, but I felt it was time for a change. My kayak fishing expeditions have evolved over the years from shorter days in calmer water, into extremely long days where covering 8-10+ miles is the norm. That being the case, it is only natural that my choice in fishing vessel has also evolved. I knew exactly what I was looking for, and luckily I have the most comprehensive paddlesports shop in the county, in my backyard. I reached out to Appomattox River Company, and they took care of me as if I were family. They pride themselves on that family atmosphere, impeccable customer service, and in having the worlds largest selection of canoes and kayaks in one place. Like I said, I knew exactly what I wanted, and ARC had a Ocean Kayak Trident 13 with my name all over it!
Alex, our buddy Ryan, and I hit the river the following Saturday in search of trophy Smallmouth bass. Rob Choi and Jeff Lockhart planned to meet us on the water as well. We fished the river hard, but the cold front was moving in quicker than we anticipated and it proved very difficult to find a bite. By the time we got off the water, the rain had set in and was beginning to change over to sleet. I didn’t really care if we caught anything, I was just happy to be out on the water with a few buddies, paddling my new Trident. That being said, I don’t want you to think I got the skunk…